- Tellaro occupies the easternmost tip of the Golfo dei Poeti
- Bibury's row of 17th century cottages may be the Cotswold village's most scenic area
- French and German influences mix in the well-preserved Alsatian village of Colmar
This article was originally published in November 2013.
(CNN)The notion of postcard-perfect villages steeped in Old World charm has inspired centuries of travelers to fan out across Europe, seeking its secluded hamlets.